FTA to allow Morocco export non-Moroccan textile products to USA

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FTA to allow Morocco export non-Moroccan textile products to USA

4 June 2005

The Free Trade Agreement signed between Morocco and the USA will grant Morocco a waiver from the normal rules of origin and allow the kingdom export textile products from less developed African Sub-Saharan countries.

This agreement will allow Morocco export to the U.S duty-free a quota of 15 million meter squares of finished goods and 500 tons of thread and tissues made out of fibres and cotton coming from less developed African Sub-Saharan countries.

In a communique published Friday, the ministry of Industry, Trade and Economy Upgrading called on enterprises willing to export textile products and clothes into the US market within this preferential frame to register with the ministry before June 27.

The authorised quotas will be assigned by the industry department after having the opinion of a consultative committee composed of the ministry of Foreign Trade, ministry of ministry of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation, Customs and Indirect Taxes department and Moroccan Association of Textile Industries and Clothing, said the communique.

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